Monday, January 25, 2010

Edward Burne-Jones - Portrait of Emily Ayscough Turner nee Hodgkinson

oil on canvas
24 3/4 x 18 1/4"
Offered by Christie's in 2008 it is unfinished and last recorded by the same auction house in 1908, but seems to be otherwise unknown. A lovely portrait of the wife of Sir Charles Arthur Turner - a member of the Indian Judiciary - later Chief Justice in Madras. He married in 1866, Emily was from Wells in Somerset, daughter of William S. Hodgkinson who established a paper mill at Wookey Hole and who in 1887 commissioned Glencot House.

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